Comment on: On+Facebookâs+new+ad-targeting:+Do+we+really+care+about+relevant+online+ads?
Posted 06/13/2014 03:50:18 EDT
Of course, relevant can still be repetitive and extremely annoying. For example, I've gotten retargetting campaigns for products I shopped for and bought. It's very relevant, but I'm sick of the ads.
Comment on: We+eat+bugs.+You+should+too.
Posted 04/25/2014 09:49:52 EDT
I still don't think that the American public, beyond the do-gooding foodies, will embrace this.
Comment on: Post+title
Posted 03/24/2014 11:19:56 EDT
Here's another comment.
Comment on: Digital+Den+Creator+Pushes+For+A+New+Boston-Area+Computer+Museum
Posted 03/24/2014 10:45:26 EDT
The computer museum was inspirational to me as a child. But back in the day, that was when there wasn't a computer on every desk and in everyone's pocket. I'm not sure it would have the same impact more »
Comment on: Looking+for+next+WhatsApp+in+Boston
Posted 02/26/2014 02:44:25 EST
As Scott Kirsner has written about a lot, there just aren't many local consumer start-ups. And they seem to be the ones with sky-high valuations.
Comment on: Mobile app BetrSpot wants to let you pay for prime seats and spots in line - Innovation Economy - Boston.com
Posted 11/27/2013 12:10:29 EST
BTW, you're not selling the spot. You're just releasing it to someone else.
Comment on: Former Weyluâs in Saugus sold for $4m; could spur Revere development - News Local Massachusetts - Boston.com
Posted 11/25/2013 12:27:17 EST
If you Google, you can get in and read the Globe article for free.
Comment on: Mitt Romney calls for a united America - Political Intelligence - A national political and campaign blog from The Boston Globe - Boston.com
Posted 08/31/2012 08:53:46 EDT
It's hard for us Massachusetts folks who have known Romney for decades -- and had opinions on him for decades -- to imagine how people coming to him fresh feel.
Comment on: Whole Foods in talks to buy six Johnnieâs Foodmaster supermarkets in Boston area Whole Foods looksat Johnnieâs takeover - Business - The Boston Globe
Posted 08/30/2012 09:25:04 EDT
That would be a sad switch - going from a modestly-priced supermarket that people of modest means can afford to shop at, to yet more upscale supermarkets. Certaily Brookline, Arlington and Somerville more »
Comment on: Study: Autism risk higher in children of obese mothers - Health & wellness - The Boston Globe
Posted 04/09/2012 11:32:00 EDT
This seems like one of those studies where there is a correlation, without any explanation of causality. more »
Comment on: How desirable is Gisele Bundchen? - Boston.com
Posted 02/01/2012 01:18:12 EST
Not 53rd in Boston. more »
Comment on: New website helps track stateâs spending - Metro - The Boston Globe
Posted 12/06/2011 09:27:46 EST
SIGH. How about a link? more »
Comment on: Servers at Harvard Club file suit over tips - Business - The Boston Globe
Posted 11/11/2011 09:14:03 EST
The difference between this lawsuit and the previous ones brought by Shannon Liss-Riordan is that the bartender "makes $18 an hour." It's certainly a bit dubious that the explicit amount of gratuity c more »
Comment on: 'With roots deep in dusty volumes, a librarian for a digital age'
Posted 05/09/2010 09:48:25 EDT
A much better choice for catching the flavor of Istanbul: "The Gigolo Murder", by Mehmet Murat Somer: it's a mystery with a detective who's a transvestite computer hacker/nightclub owner. more »
Comment on: Euphemism watch, Papal division - Brainiac
Posted 03/31/2010 11:45:52 EDT
I can't help but add that 'avoiding penal approaches' is an infelicitous pun on what could keep those priests into 'canonically irregular situations'.I will now do penance. more »
Comment on: 'Bank's thumbprint rule irks man born with no arms'
Posted 09/02/2009 08:25:53 EDT
You have to wonder about any institution where a manager is so disempowered that he feels unable to make an exception to a rule when customer service, common sense, decency and the law (ADA) so clearl more »
Comment on: 'Having it her way'
Posted 08/10/2009 11:27:02 EDT
When my 3-year-old went through this page, and we wanted her to wear pants occasionally, we realized at some point that she would wear "leggings". We gradually expanded the definition of "leggings" to more »
Comment on: ''Pets' with a touch of whimsy, wonder'
Posted 05/18/2009 09:15:02 EDT
Another thing to respect about this series: it's made entirely in New York City (instead of being outsourced to China). Their offices are at the South Street Seaport, and they offer a fabulous tour, w more »
Comment on: 'Math buffs awed by Odd Day'
Posted 05/07/2009 10:01:44 EDT
bostonguy101 - it's superpi day (3.1415) more »
Comment on: 'A hungry little number cruncher'
Posted 05/05/2009 11:44:33 EDT
Berkman's David Weinberger has a good explanation of why Wolfram Alpha is important but not important like Google:http://www.hyperorg.com/blogger/2009/05/04/how-important-is-wolframalpha/ more »
Comment on: 'Boston dedicates square to Poe, literary legend, testy native son'
Posted 04/28/2009 09:56:43 EDT
Poe is mainly associated with Baltimore because he managed to die there. Ill or drunk, depending on your theory. more »
Comment on: 'Small bookstores enjoying unchained success'
Posted 04/02/2009 09:09:05 EDT
I think the key fact is the quote from the ABA: "Independent booksellers in the United States... have figured out a model that works." The weaker ones, or the ones in neighborhoods that don't have lot more »
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